I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
Plus Kerry delays Israel trip, Hasidim for Bikes in Williamsburg, and more
Plus Assad talks tough and a Jewish Holocaust avenger tells his story
Plus the Dersh calls for a settlement freeze, and more
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
What happens after the step backward from direct peace talks
Plus the settlers’ favorite former Alaska governor, and more
Hugely unpopular, he has little to offer, and everyone knows it
Plus the freeze in writing, and more
Plus why there is no freeze paper trail, and more in the news
Why the carrots are really sticks
Plus a closer look at the Ghajar withdrawal, and more in the news
Plus preparing for the worst in Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus women for peace, and more
Plus Yitzhak Rabin’s (non-?)legacy, and more in the news
Long live the peace talks?
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.